Hard Hat History, the title of this issue, intends to illustrate
“where the present blends into the past”.
A brief history of the gas engine is followed by a
center layout picturing popular cars from 1923 to 1936 with
proud Rutland owners standing before them.
Two paintings illustrate the past; one of Julia Caroline Ripley
Dorr, a well know Rutland poet with her granddaughter, and
a painting of Otter Creek by former Rutland mayor Jack Carder.
Following this theme there are two book reviews; Vermont Album by R.N.Hill (1974) a collection of 216 photographs of 19th century Vermont, and Fences,Gates and Bridges edited by G.A.Martin a reprint of an 1887 edition.